Prison Poems

Poems for when a Family member is in Prison

Prison is the punishment that keeps on taking. Long after the individual has regretted his or her sin and wishes to go back to living a productive life, he must stay in prison wasting his precious years on this earth. Almost anything you take from a man can be given back except time. He can never reclaim the time that was stolen from him. He can never experience his children growing up for they are already grown. He can never experience those precious moments with his wife for most likely she has moved on. Of all the crimes that man commits to go to prison, in most cases our decision to keep him there is worse.

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  1. My Prayer

    • By Tina Fortner
    • Published: December 2011
    Husband Is In Jail Poem

    I feel a tear run down my face
    As I sit in this quiet, lonely place.
    I think of you and need you here.
    I wipe away my falling tear.

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    I so identify with your testimony. My husband and I have been together 34 years, and have been married for 32 years. He has served 26 years of a life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. I...

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  3. Without You

    • By Dawn
    • Published: December 2016
    Missing Boyfriend Who's In Prison

    All these days and nights without you here,
    It's a little bit more than I can bear.

    The days are cold and so very long.

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    The first time I had a boyfriend, we dated 6 years (basically from when I was in 4th grade until now). Very recently, we broke up because he was always busy, and I hardly saw him. Now that...

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  4. Yaz And Orr

    Poem About 2 Brothers Once So Close

    My brother was always my best friend,
    We would play sports and we'd just pretend.
    I'd hit a homer, a goal he'd score,
    You see I was Yaz and he was Orr.

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  6. Daddy's Gone

    How To Tell A Child His Dad Is In Prison Poem

    How do you sit down and talk to your son
    and tell him that his Daddy has gone?
    It's easier explaining the meaning of death
    and why people die and draw their last breath.

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    I lost my parents 26 days apart back in February and March of 2013. I think of them both 5, 10, 50 times a day still. I want them back as well, so I know what you are going through. I feel...

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  7. The Game

    Poem About Missing Boyfriend In Jail

    Let me tell you about a game I play
    Where I close my eyes and fade away

    I float away to a special place

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    I wanted to cry when I read this. I didn't realize how often I do this, even throughout the day. This one touched my heart. My husband has been in jail for 3 years. He got 7 years and there...

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  8. New Year's Eve

    • By Cat
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Drunk Driving

    My weeping mother sent me a letter.
    She begged God for me to get better.
    Her tears smudged the ink
    As her fears turned into reality in a blink.

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  10. The Forgotten Victim

    Husband In Prison

    Picture

    A person's comment:

    "That's her there! Her hubby's inside!"
    "How can she stand by him?" a neighbor cried!

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    Both my husband and I have done a lot of time, and being apart it so hard. There is no rehabilitation in the system, and sometimes people make mistakes, but that does not mean you turn your...

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  11. End Of A Journey

    • By Ken Budden
    • Published: April 2011
    Poem About Coming Home From Prison

    The end of your journey is now in sight,
    And from the darkness you can now see light,
    I know it's been tough, but I'm hoping you know,
    From that hard bitter lesson, "You reap what you sow"....

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    I was very touched. My son is also in prison for a stupid incident because of his ex-wife of 20 years and his best friend. He is nearing time for parole. He has nearly spent 4 years of an...

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  12. Dear Santa

    Mom in Prison Poem

    Me and Mum would always write
    dear Santa Claus a note,
    but this year Mum won't be around
    so this is what I wrote:...

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    While reading this, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Only 1 difference-since Santa can't bring my husband home, I have asked that he take me to heaven to be with him! Even though distance...

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  13. The Window

    • By William J. Ray
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Jail Glass Between Mom And Son

    There you are
    On the other side of the window
    You look sad and scared
    Wondering where your son is about to go...

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    I know how that feeling feels with y'all's son locked up, I also have a son who is waiting for his sentencing at this moment. He has been in county jail going on 5 years waiting for his...

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